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Final Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 5

17 Jun

It is a strange world we live in, where grimdark is now the norm for Hollywood cheesiness. You wouldn’t think a show where a little girl is burned alive and another serially raped could be cheesier than its source material, but somehow David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have managed just that.  Despite its fantasy setting, [...]

Game of Thrones- “Kill the Boy” Recap

11 May

  Though the pacing is still a bit too slow for my liking, Game of Thrones kicked things up a notch with “Kill the Boy,” the season’s best episode by far. I should note that one of the reasons I probably liked this episode more than others was it neglected the series’ worst and most [...]

Game of Thrones- The House of Black & White Recap

21 Apr

As we enter week two of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, events start to ramp up despite a noticeably slower pace. The pacing here feels deliberate, and with some exceptions, each storyline is moving forward inch by inch. This is the nature of the show at this point, so I’m not so much criticizing as [...]

Game of Thrones- Season 5 Premiere Mega Recap

14 Apr

I was so excited in the hours leading up to last night’s Game of Thrones premiere I could barely think straight. It’s rare for me to get so excited about a piece of pop culture these days; I’m older, I’m more cynical, and I can more easily see through Hollywood’s deceptive veil. But man, Game [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 3

12 Apr

Tonight’s the night! 3. The Rains of Castamere Season 3, Episode 9 Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by David Nutter The Red Wedding. It’s the most masterful sequence in Game of Thrones history, and its most horrifying. It’s hard to watch, but it all happens so fast you don’t have time to [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 2

10 Apr

6. The Children Season 4, Episode 10 Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Alex Graves When I first watched Game of Thrones’ most recent season finale, I decided it was not only the season’s best episode, but quite possibly the entire series’. It was after all, the only ep HBO submitted for [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 1

8 Apr

With Game of Thrones’ fifth season premiering this Sunday, it’s time for me to do what I do best: arbitrary rankings in list form! Here are, in my humble opinion, the best episodes of Thrones thus far: 10. The Lion and the Rose Season 4, Episode 2 Written by George R.R. Martin Directed by Alex [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 4

15 Jan

1. Person of Interest- “The Cold War” “Wars have burned in this world for thousands of years with no end in sight, because people rely so ardently on their so-called ‘beliefs.’ Now they will only need to believe in one thing: me. For I am a god.” Game of Thrones may have absorbed me last [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 3

14 Jan

4. True Detective- “Who Goes There” True Detective may have disappointed in the end, and it’s certainly one of the more overrated series of the year, but that didn’t stop “Who Goes There” from blowing me away. This is essentially my “Technical Achievement” award for the year, as while I never got emotionally involved in [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 2

13 Jan

7. South Park- “The Cissy” Who woulda thunk South Park would still be relevant in its 18th season? But it is, though as always it’s an uneven animal. I think I liked this season more than most, due in large part to the mild serialization and the extra bit of heart. This episode was one [...]